After persistent crisis which have seemed to negate all curbing measures and continued to escalate the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad, has called for the restoration of peace in the middle belt region.

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The Sultan who is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Miyyati Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria,  MACBAN called on both the TIV and Fulani herdsmen in the state to stop the fight and hostilities which has already claimed scores of lives and property worth billions of Naira in the state.

In a statement signed by the group’s protem National Secretary, Alhaji Sale Bayari and made available to newsmen in Kaduna, the Sultan said such killings and clashes always occurred in Guma and Gwer West LGAs of the state.

The statement reads “the Sultan was worried with the intensification and escalation of the feud which had led to the burning down of Torkula village the home town of Tor TIV and his personal house.

“The Sultan expressed sadness over the continued hostilities between the Fulani and their ‘cousin’s’  TIV which have destroyed homes, livestock, farm produce among other valuables.

“The Chairman of the Board strongly condemned the unnecessary shedding of human blood on both sides of the warring groups and the mass displacement of people and animals of both farmers and herdsmen in the state within last three months,” it stated.

The Sultan however said he is not relenting in his effort to finding a lasting solution to the persistent Benue TIV-Fulani crisis in conjunction with those who matter in the state and appealed to the group to cease fire.

Meanwhile, the Sultan called on security agents to intensify efforts in the protection of lives and properties of both groups.

It could be recalled that only few days ago Fulani herds men were said to have razed down the village of the paramount ruler of the Tivs, HRH Alfred Akawe Torkula.

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